A lot of talk about wind, so I thought it might be cool to talk about how wind fucked up your weekend or made it better?
1) A ton of bitching came last night via Pharell, and legitimately so. But there is a difference in how most artists would handle the situation. BACK IN 2003 I was near the front of the main stage watching one of the best shows I've ever seen by the BEASTIE BOYS. Main Stage, a ton of shit flying around, and it was hell for them. Mix Master Mike was lifted about 20 feet onto a platform behind the boys mixing it up and scratchin' tunes. The boys kept getting fucked up cause Mike's vinyl just wouldn't stay on the decks, tracks kept skipping and at one point the record flew off and into the crowd. One of the Beasties said,"FUCK IT COACHELLA, WE'LL GO ACAPELLA!" and went onto sing one of their singles in tune and they rocked the crowd without a second thought. ITS one of those moments in time you just don't forget. It was the epitome of EPIC.
2) 2103, Sunday after the RHCP set, came back to camp only to find that everything we had had been devoured by the wind, but the shows and the weekend were so fun, it didn't even matter. We had good friends and memories to last a lifetime.
Thank you Coachella, thank you for the wind, thank you for the memories.